If your gums hurt, chances are you've already made an appointment at your dentist office. Gum disease is a serious issue and needs medical attention. In the meantime, however, you're probably interested in cutting down the pain or discomfort you're experiencing as much as possible. Give these three drug-free tips a try to boost your comfort level while you're waiting to see the dentist. Salt Water Salt water is a classic remedy for swollen, painful gums.
8 April 2018
If you're anything like most parents, your children are your number one priority. For this reason, when your child gets hurt, you probably go into panic mode. If your child has chipped their tooth or damaged it in another way, take a few moments to stay calm, as there are several things you can do to help the situation. Try to Locate the Tooth Whether it's a small area of damage or the entire tooth has been lost, try your best to find the tooth.
12 March 2018
If you have gaps between your teeth, you may be self conscious and hesitant to smile. Thankfully, there are many cosmetic dentistry services that can fix this issue. Here are some different options to help you figure out which route is the best for your situation. Dental Bonding If you only have slight gapes between two or three teeth, dental bonding is a good option. This procedure is a very affordable cosmetic option, since small gaps between two teeth can cost about $100 to $300.
12 February 2018
If you have stains on your teeth, then you may want a whiter smile, and a professional whitening can certainly remove some of the discoloration from the teeth. If you have never received a whitening treatment before, then you may be worried about how the whitening gel will affect the sensitive tooth enamel. This is real concern for many people. Keep reading to learn about some answers to your enamel questions.
17 January 2018
There are many people who wonder if they should be going to the dentist regularly. They might think that they are saving money by only going when they think it is needful, but in reality, they could actually be hurting themselves more. Here are some things you need to know about going to the dentist. Is There Any Reason To Go To The Dentist If I Don't Think I Have A Cavity?
13 December 2017
Braces are great. Well, your kid may not think so, and you probably did not think so at that age either. However, braces do so much to correct and realign your kid's bite and teeth that braces are definitely worth the little bit of discomfort. However, while your kid has braces, he or she still has to floss and brush. That is a lot of extra work, but here is what can happen if you are not more consistent with oral care when braces are present.
15 November 2017
If your teeth become damaged from tooth decay, the resulting cavities may require treatment. Tooth decay occurs when the enamel of the teeth is dissolved by acids within the mouth. As the minerals within the enamel are dissolved, holes or cavities form. Once a cavity forms, a dentist must select the best form of treatment to protect the tooth and prevent further decay. Here are a few dental applications that are used to treat dental cavities:
19 October 2017
Having sensitive teeth can make it extremely uncomfortable for anything cold or hot to touch your teeth. It might also make you feel as though getting cosmetic dental procedures performed would be more trouble than it would for those with normal teeth. For example, tooth whitening is often uncomfortable for those who already have sensitive teeth, and the whitening process can leave them more sensitive. The good news is, dental veneers don't fall under this category.
20 September 2017
If you fell down the stairs and managed to knock out one of your teeth, you may be worried about what you should do. I mean, you don't want to permanently have a missing tooth. Taking care of your knocked out tooth is pretty easy to do, and as long as you do it correctly, the odds that your tooth will heal correctly are pretty good. Rinse it Off If there is any debris or dirt on your tooth, you want to gently rinse it off under lukewarm water.
27 August 2017
Whether you find out from your regular dentist that your child has to have braces or there are other issues affecting the shape of your child's smile, there is a pretty good chance that you will be referred to a pediatric orthodontist. Even though it is often assumed that these professionals are merely dentists who know how to straighten your child's teeth, these people are incredibly valuable, and you will definitely want to get familiar with them.
1 August 2017